To protest against the government’s decision to reopen Nato supply routes, religious parties took out rallies across the country on Friday, reported Express News.
In Lahore, Jamiat Ahle Hadees protested on Lawrence Road. Party head Allama Ibtesam Ilahi said that the rally will move towards Islamabad in efforts to stop the Nato supplies.
Jamaat-i-Islami (JI) and Jamaat-ud-Dawa (JuD) took out rallies in Karachi, where US flags were set on fire while the protesters said that political leaders were “slaves of the US”.
JuD and Muttahida Shehri Mahaaz protested in Multan, while JI took out a rally in Rahimyar Khan.
A protest rally was also taken out from the press club to Ghaas Mandi in Dera Ismail Khan.
The supply routes to Nato forces in Afghanistan were recently reopened by the Pakistani government after the US apologised for the Nato cross-border attack which killed 24 Pakistani soldiers last year.
Pakistan, after closing the supply routes in retaliation to the attack, had insisted that the US give a formal apology over the incident.
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